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Head Equipment Manager for the McNeese State football program, Matt Saucier, sits at his desk. Saucier, a Ville Platte High graduate, returns for his second year as Head Equipment Manager for the Cowboys. Saucier, who spent four years as a student equipment manager for the Cowboys, was hired in his current position by former head coach Lance Guidry. Saucier retained his position with the hiring of a new coach. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

A familiar place

During this past offseason, McNeese State University decided to change direction and hire on a brand new football coaching staff.

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Sacred Heart head basketball coach and assistant football coach JP Boullion has had to adjust to life on the gridiron after not having been around the sport since his freshman year at St. Thomas More. The second year coach in the “Land of Troy” is getting more confident on the field after gaining a year of experience. Boullion led the Trojan basketball team to one of its better seasons this past year. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Learning curve

To say that having to coach football has been a learning curve for Sacred Heart’s JP Boullion may be a understatement.


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